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SPIE Professional April 2011

SPIE Optics + Photonics

Astronomical instrumentation conferences will return to SPIE Optics and Photonics in San Diego, CA (USA), this year, interspersed with more than 3000 presentations from the scientists, researchers, and developers of technologies that will transform the future.

Pioneers advancing the latest developments in solar energy, nanotechnology, illumination engineering, and SPIE Optics+Photonics, August 2011photonic devices and applications join researchers 21-25 August working in the traditional optics-based fields of remote sensing, space communications, x-ray optics, imaging and signal processing, and optical design and fabrications.

The week's activities will kick off Saturday, 20 August, with a SPIE Student Chapter Leadership Workshop where dozens of students from across the globe will find tools and inspiration for their Chapters and their careers.

Students are also expected to participate in the second annual Optics Outreach Olympics, a competitive event for student leaders to demonstrate the educational projects they have organized in their communities.

SPIE President Katarina Svanberg, chief oncologist at Lund University Hospital (Sweden), will preside over the SPIE annual general meeting in San Diego, and a banquet will honor SPIE annual award winners.

Technology and product demonstrations are also scheduled during a three-day exhibition, Tuesday through Thursday, 23-25 August.

Take advantage of your SPIE member discount when registering.

Have a question or comment about this article? Write to us at spieprofessional@spie.org.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4201104.16

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